How to make an application to King’s College London

Please note that your formal application will be checked to determine whether you meet the King’s College London eligibility requirements. Details of these eligibility requirements are available at the following page.

King’s College London Computer Science Research MPhil/PhD information

If you have any questions relating to King’s eligibility requirements, or about the application process, you should contact the institution’s admissions teams directly.

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Detailed instructions on how to apply follow. Please follow these instructions carefully; failure to do so may result in your application not being considered for the Centre.

General instructions about how to apply to King’s College London are available at:

Application Instructions

1. You should make your application via the application portal at:

Programme name: “UKRI CDT in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence (MPhil/PhD)”

Under the “Supporting Statement” section of the application, under “Research Proposal”:

  • In the “Project Title/Reference” section, please enter “STAI-CDT-2024”. Failing to include this code might result in you not being considered for this funding scheme.
  • In the “Brief synopsis of your research proposal” section, please list the code, title, and lead supervisor of the three projects you are applying for, in your order of preference.
  • For example:
    • STAI-CDT-2024-KCL-03: Dealing with imperfect rationality in AI system. Prof Carmine Ventre.
    • STAI-CDT-2024-KCL-09: Implementing Differential Privacy in Neural Networks to Enhance Data Security and Anonymization. Dr Frederik Mallmann-Trenn.
    • STAI-CDT-2024-KCL-21: Robustness of argument mining models. Dr Oana Cocarascu.
  • If you are proposing your own project, you should use the code OWN-PROJECT in the ”Brief Synopsis of your Research Proposal” section. If you have identified a potential supervisor or supervisors from King’s that you would like to work with on your self-proposed project, you should list these, indicating  whether you have already contacted them about your ideas. For example:
    • OWN-PROJECT: Title of your self-proposed project. Prof X (KCL, not contacted), Prof Y (KCL, contacted).
  • You should upload a 3 – 4 page Research Proposal on the project you have listed as your first choice, which will be evaluated as part of the application process. This should incorporate the following (irrespective of whether you are proposing your own project, or applying for an existing proposal):
    • your initial ideas on the particular challenges you would be interested in addressing within the project in the context of Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence,
    • a brief review of the relevant state of the art, identifying any limitations or open questions, and
    • your initial ideas on what research you might carry out towards addressing these challenges, referring to existing research literature where appropriate.
  • If you have listed your own project proposal as your first choice, then you should make clear its relevance to the theme of Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence.

Under the “Funding” section of the application:

  • Select: “5. I am applying for a funding award or scholarship administered by King’s College London. (Please read the application instructions for your chosen scholarship carefully to ensure whether you need to submit a separate application form for the funding.)”
  • In the “Award Scheme Code or Name” box that appears when you select the option above, please enter “STAI-CDT-2024”. Please take care to enter this code accurately, failure to do so may result in your application not being considered for the Centre.

2. You should also complete a STAI Centre Application Information Form. Failure to complete this form may result in your application not being considered by the CDT.

Please refer to the application checklist on our ‘Apply Now’ page to ensure that you have correctly completed your application.

Any questions relating to the Centre should be sent to Note that this email address is not monitored outside of working hours, so any questions relating to an application should be sent well in advance of the application deadline.